K-State Research and Extension News
Kansas State Climatologist Mary Knapp offers this weekly series of short programs on weather phenomena and recent meteorological events in Kansas.
 
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- 3/27/2015
Severe weather can play nasty tricks on April 1st, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 3/27/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how the meaning of “normal” varies in the weather world.                 

- 3/27/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says April rains are important to the emergence of spring plants.     

Fire can get out of control and do significant damage, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.                               

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that although we’ve had a warm month so far, March weather can at times be extreme.               

- 3/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains this study of the weather’s effects on nature’s life cycles.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the most common ways by which precipitation is cataloged.

- 3/14/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the meaning of “equinox.”

Longer days mean a greater chance for storms, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the most common ways by which precipitation is cataloged. 

Can wind take an emotional and behavioral toll on humans and animals?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp shares some anecdotal evidence.

- 3/5/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains why wind advisories are of particular importance to outdoor enthusiasts—especially bicyclists.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp shares some of the strategies that animals use to survive severe weather conditions, especially drastic temperature swings.

- 2/27/2015
It only takes a small amount of rainfall to create flash flooding. K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains some of these factors, and what we can do to stay safe.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp kicks off Severe Weather Awareness Week with an acronym to help families stay safe when severe weather strikes.

- 2/27/2015
To conclude Severe Weather Awareness Week, K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reviews some of the systems and devices that can deliver severe weather alerts to your home or workplace.

- 2/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains the role of water vapor.

- 2/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) tells us about the month of March, and how it can begin with weather that is wild, or mild.

The old adage of ten inches of snow being equivalent to one inch of rain is not always true.  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains why, and offers a test you can try at home.

- 2/13/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains one origin of the phrase, “a blanket of clouds.”

- 2/13/2015
Are you enjoying the rather warm middle February weather?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) reminds us of a recent record-setting winter storm.

- 2/13/2015
When, exactly, does “twilight” occur?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) says it depends on your definition of the word.

The Great Plains has experienced some amazingly low temperatures over the years, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp. 

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the role of snow crystals in making snowflakes into their unique forms.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at February 13th, 1905, which saw record lows in the Sunflower State.

Thermometer readings have changed over the years, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp. 

- 1/30/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines whether the famous Pennsylvania rodent is good at predicting the length of winter.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that last month was warm, but not at record levels.

- 1/23/2015
The temperature at which the ground will freeze is important information, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 1/23/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the differences in winds that travel downhill.

- 1/23/2015
 K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at past Kansas winters which were unusually dry.

There are multiple types of frozen water that can fall from the sky in winter, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.            

- 1/16/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how to avoid a dangerous drop in body temperature.    

- 1/16/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at extreme temperature changes in January.         

- 1/9/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells us how reflective ice is formed.

- 1/9/2015
Repeating weather events are a common occurrence, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.
 

- 1/9/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains why it is hard to judge the safety of ice on frozen waterways.

- 12/23/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the term "Chinook."

- 12/23/2014
New Year's Eve can be a particularly bad time for winter weather, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 12/23/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the origin of the term "socked in."

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